Master of Divinity
The Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree program is designed to prepare persons for The ministry of the church as pastors and in related fields, including chaplaincies, Christian education, and staff positions within denominations. The Master of Divinity degree is the basic professional degree for clergy.
To be eligible, individuals must have a bachelor's degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university, and a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher.
The Master of Divinity degree requires the completion of 81 credit hours classroom work with a C average or better.
The MDiv degree is the basic professional degree for clergy, and requires a minimum of 81 credits allocated across the following areas:
||Ethical and Cultural Studies
||15 credits **
** The focus of the MDiv degree program is automatically that of Ministry. If a student chooses to declare a concentration, then the student will be required to write a paper that represents the attainment of requisite knowledge in that field. This paper will be designated as the MDiv Thesis and fulfills 3 credits of the concentration. It is anticipated that concentrations may require student to take some courses outside of Howard University School of Divinity (Howard University or Washington Theological Consortium).
MDiv Areas of Concentration:
- Biblical Studies
- Ethics and Public Policy
- African-American Religious Studies
- Liturgical Arts
updated: October 10, 2012